Quick n' easy to make Raw Vegan Caramel Apples that can be made in less than 15 minutes. Perfect for kids and allergy friendly ;)
Halloween wouldn't quite be the same without some delicious caramel apples...or better yet some VEGAN caramel apples ;)
Oh wait, these are actually:
- Raw Vegan Caramel Apples
- take less than 10 minutes to make
- a kid-friendly activity and snack
- sooooooooo good! No lies!
I don't mean to brag....but I will. These vegan caramel apples are basically perfection. They aren't as messy to make as regular caramel apples and you don't have to worry about heating or burning caramel in the process.
All you really need are a couple of things:
Some apples, caramel dip, popsicle sticks (that somehow didn't manage to make it onto the picture) and toppings. I used chopped almonds, hazelnuts, and coconut flakes.
I usually don't see coconut flakes as a caramel apple toppings but I have a coconut fiend in my household that eats coconut flakes like a bag a chips. He's about 3'3'' , has a devilish smile, and doesn't like listening to what I have to say. If you see him, tell him I want my coconut back!
The caramel dip I used to make these caramel apples is ALMOST the same as my Healthy Caramel Dip expect that I added an extra 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. This let's the caramel harden a little bit better without getting really hard because you have the dates that keep it nice and soft.
Again, perfection ;)
Don't just take my word for it. See for yourself.
I think I really do need to use smaller apples though ;) The caramel apple is nearly the size of his head!
Raw Vegan Caramel Apples
- 6 Apples of choice
- 6 Popsicle Sticks
- Wax paper
VFR Caramel Dip
- 4 Medjool Dates or 8 regular dates, pitted
- Vanilla caviar from 1 Vanilla Bean alternatively use ¼ to ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 4 tablespoons room temperature unsweetened plant based milk of choice (almond, oat, rice, soy, etc.)
- pinch Salt
- 3 tablespoons melted Coconut Oil
- Chopped nuts I used almonds, hazelnuts, and coconut flakes
- Other toppings of choice sprinkles, dried fruit, chocolate chips, vegan mini marshmallows , cookie pieces, crushed pretzels, chocolate drizzle, etc.
Wash apples of choice and rub dry. Remove the apple stems and push popsicle stick into the top end of the apple (where the stem used to be).
Place a sheet of wax paper on a large plate or tray large enough for each apple to sit without touching another apple.
Prepare the caramel dip by placing dates, vanilla, milk, salt, and melted coconut oil in a food processor or high-powered blender. Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides when needed.
Spread the caramel over an apple using a small frosting knife. Dip or pat your topping of choice onto the caramel apple. Set the finished apple on the plate covered with wax paper. Repeat with all apples, then place them in the fridge for at least 10 minutes. The longer you leave the apples in the fridge the more time it will allow the caramel to slightly harden and gain a caramel like consistency.
Store apples in the fridge and eat within 5 days.
While we are in a Halloween/Autumn spirit let's try out some more recipes perfect for this time of year ;)
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
A Fall essential but...you know...I've never actually had a real caramel apple on a stick :O
Becky Striepe says
Oh my goodness, these look so good! I've been seeing caramel apples at the grocery store and trying to decide what to tell me kid if he asks for one. I'll just tell him that we are making these!
Mel |avirtualvegan.com says
What a healthy treat! I love that picture of your son trying to get his mouth around that huge apple!
They really do look like perfection! I love that this caramel dip probably won't stick to your teeth and the roof of your mouth like that yucky stuff you usually find on caramel apples. Your son is so adorable...he could be a model for Gap! :)
Dianne's Vegan Kitchen says
You have no idea how excited I am about this recipe! Caramel apples are one of the things I really miss since going vegan.
Alisa Fleming says
Yum! I love that these are so much easier to eat. Caramel can really get the teeth!
Anjali @ Vegetarian Gastronomy says
oh yum...I've been CRAVING candied apples now for awhile! This healthy recipe sounds perfect for the fall! Love the pictures of the kiddos!
The Vegan 8 says
Such a classic! These look soooo good Vanessa, I love all those pics and your son looks just like you! Great recipe for the holidays!
These looks very scrumptious! Like this idea:)
Vegan Heaven says
What a great snack! I absolutely love these pics, especially the one with your son. So cute! :-)
Sophia | Veggies Don't Bite says
I LOVE caramel apples!! SO good. Great raw version and awesome toppings!
Platt College says
Nothing better than a good caramel apple on Halloween!
My caramel sauce is runny, is that right?
Vanessa Croessmann says
Hi Susan, your caramel sauce should not be runny unless your coconut oil got too warm. If that's the case, just pop it in the fridge and it should thicken up.
Just made this. Had to make a double batch in order for my Vitamix to blend it right. It tastes great-not too sweet!